The city of Detroit's Department of Public Works (DPW) and Planning and Development Department (PDD), are developing a public art program that focuses on strengthening the urban character and identity of Detroit's neighborhood commercial corridors. The purpose of the program is to ensure that Detroit community and neighborhood history and culture, are reflected in the new streetscapes and neighborhood corridor improvements currently underway in the streetscape improvement/road bond program.  DPW will partner with Design Core Detroit, who will serve as fiduciary for the grant.
The primary focus of the Streetscape Initiative is to rethink what commercial streets have looked like in Detroit over the past 50 years, to revitalize street life through retail attraction, and to improve multi-modal access to the neighborhoods through Complete Street design.  
DPW, PDD, and Design Core have identified the following three demonstration projects for short-term implementation: (1) 12th Street – Rosa Parks, (2) Riopelle, and (3) Bagley.  
Applications will be due by March 20 at 11:59pm.  
You can access the RFP here

Please note that there will be an info session on March 6, 2020 from 2 - 3:30pm. 

 Details include:

March 6, 2020 from 2-3:30 pm

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Rm 808

Planning and Development Department

*Please account for additional time needed to navigate building security.


If you can't attend in person, you can call into the conference line with this number:

The PDD conference number is 313-628-4201

Access Code: 2246603

Host Code: 3136603

A reminder to please join us for a presentation and opportunity to provide feedback to the City on options for the Rosa Park Streetscape Project.   The Department of Public Works will present upcoming improvements to the boulevard including: safety improvements, landscaping, and community branding.   
Come participate and bring your ideas!  The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center.   
The focus of this meeting will describe the streetscape improvements on Rosa Parks Blvd between Clairmount and Grand Blvd.  For more information on the streetscape project, please contact: Gustavo Serratos, Project Manager of Complete Streets at (313) 628-0135 or at
Thank you!
Daniel Rieden PLA/ASLA
Lead Landscape Architect | Planning & Development Department | City of Detroit
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 808, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.224.1357
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